Policy Transfer in International Development: Whose Security in Central America?

  • Thomas Hare University of Notre Dame
Keywords: Latin America, policy transfer, security

Abstract

Citizen security policy in Central America provides an excellent case for examination of 'policy transfer.' Policy transfer, or the process by which knowledge about policies or programs in one place is used in another place, has been the subject of a considerable literature over the past few decades (Dolowitz & Marsh, 1996; Benson & Jordan, 2011; Evans & Barakat, 2012). The trend of transferring policy has only accelerated with increased regionalization and globalization. Understanding the role of policy transfer in international development is important for donors, program implementers, and researchers in order to capitalize on potential efficiencies and to avoid the pitfalls charted in its history.

Published
2017-12-12
How to Cite
Hare, T. (2017). Policy Transfer in International Development: Whose Security in Central America?. Reconsidering Development, 5(1). Retrieved from https://pubs.lib.umn.edu/index.php/reconsidering/article/view/903
Section
Policy Briefs